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Old 11-05-2011, 09:24 PM   #1
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I seem to be stuck between a rock and hard place....

This weekend I am completing my MSF course at awesome cycles and currently looking for what type of bike to purchase. I have my heart set on an R6, but I'm beginning to wonder if I would be more comfortable on something other than a sportbike. My main concern in trying to find the right bike for me is the weight. Any suggestions on particular models that have a decent amount of power without all the weight?
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:26 PM   #2
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Have you looked into the Kawasaki Ninja 500? You'd have to buy used, since they don't make them anymore, but most new riders buy used for their first bike, anyway.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:37 PM   #3
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:39 PM   #4
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CBR600. Pretty much any model.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:49 PM   #5
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no matter what you choose in the end, get the frame sliders before you start riding.

cuz, you will drop your bike, i repeat "YOU WILL DROP YOUR BIKE"

good luck with you 2 wheels journey, hope to you see you out there.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:52 PM   #6
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:16 PM   #7
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:29 PM   #8
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my personal opinion? buy your bike the first time, if you want the 6, buy it...take it slow, learn the bike, grow into the bike.....buying something u don't want after u own it for a couple a months suck.....
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no matter what you choose in the end, get the frame sliders before you start riding.

cuz, you will drop your bike, i repeat "YOU WILL DROP YOUR BIKE"

good luck with you 2 wheels journey, hope to you see you out there.
Chill out Debbie Downer. Everybody gets in car accidents at some point too. If you ride a bicycle you will at some point drop it. If you walk you will at some point trip on your own feet. Who gives a . He just wants to know what a good starter bike is.

An SV650 is a good all around bike. They are cheap and and quick. Pretty much every bike is faster than any car you will ever have so you don't need to worry about that. There is the FZ6 also.
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Get what makes you happy, just use your brain and not your ego when you ride. A larger bike, within reason, can be fine for a first bike. Just take it slow since it's cold out and traction could be less than ideal. Ride at your own pace and try not to keep up with faster riders until you feel safe. Find some experienced riders to ride with that will run at your pace and help you gain confidence and skill.
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Chill out Debbie Downer. Everybody gets in car accidents at some point too. If you ride a bicycle you will at some point drop it. If you walk you will at some point trip on your own feet. Who gives a . He just wants to know what a good starter bike is.

An SV650 is a good all around bike. They are cheap and and quick. Pretty much every bike is faster than any car you will ever have so you don't need to worry about that. There is the FZ6 also.
umm... WhiteRider is not a "he"....
is a "she" and is my girl, just wanted to clear that out..
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:19 PM   #12
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Then she must post pics if she wants advice
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:01 AM   #13
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umm... WhiteRider is not a "he"....
is a "she" and is my girl, just wanted to clear that out..
My bad
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:12 AM   #14
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:23 AM   #15
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Ultimately it's gonna come down to you,your gonna be the one behind the throttle,it's gonna be your money paying for the bike and you are responsible for your own actions,I'm not discouraging you by any means ,alot people on here are gonna tell you to start on a 500 or a 250,I started on a Honda cbr f3 and it showed me alot,mostly respect for the engine and always ride within your own limits,I've always loved the yami's but due to finacial reasons I got a honda which i miss but you also have to remember that it won't be your last bike,either because you want something bigger or newer, sit on a few before u really decide on anything, u might decide on a kawi,I finally got my R6 a month ago and I love it even more than my honda,take ur time with your purchase,it will be worth it in the end and always be safe
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:41 AM   #16
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If you plan to commute daily on it don't get the R6.

If you plan to improve your skill as a rider and want to get on the track, get the R6.
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:52 AM   #17
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I'd recommend an SV before the FZ6, or any of the other 600's as a first bike for that matter....and I'd rather see someone spend some time on a 250 before that.
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Got a pretty red one I would consider selling you. PC3 yoshi exhaust.. reasonable price. Or f u just wanna try an SV you can come ride it.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:56 AM   #19
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another for the sv650.
i started on one and after 2 bikes, i want another sv.
its a great bike. if you can roll on the throttle responsibly you can have a good learning experience. i'd say you should get a naked sv. with no fairings to damage, dropping your bike can be a pretty cheap thing- as far as the bike is concerned.
with the sv you will also have plenty of power to keep you happy once you feel you have mastered the 2 wheels. if anyone thinks they have outgrown the sv they are wrong.
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If you plan to commute daily on it don't get the R6.

If you plan to improve your skill as a rider and want to get on the track, get the R6.
This is very true. It is a horrible street bike but the perfect track bike. If you want a bike that's good for both street and track, get the 07+ cbr600rr.
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